7 Ways to Reconnect with Your Kids on Busy School Nights

by 09/02/14   filed under: green family, green kids

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The BiliCam Smartphone App Detects Jaundice in Newborns

by 09/02/14   filed under: baby gadgets, gadget, gear for parents, health & body, humanitarian design, news

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Jaundice in newborns is a common condition, particularly in preterm infants and babies less than a week old. However, jaundice is sometimes hard to see, which is why a team of physicians and engineers from the University of Washington developed BiliCam, a smartphone app that checks babies for the telltale signs of jaundice. The team hopes to eventually release BiliCam for parents to use at home. Read on to see how it works.

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Tried & True Tips from Moms on Overcoming Common Hurdles of Back to School Blues

by 09/01/14   filed under: education, green education, parenting

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10 Kid-Friendly Vegan Dishes for Backyard BBQs

by 08/31/14   filed under: cooking, food, green family, green kids, kid friendly, recipes, vegan cooking, vegetarian

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HOW TO: Make a Decadent Chocolate Cake That's Made from Vegetables!

by 08/31/14   filed under: baking, food, healthy recipe, how-to, kid friendly, vegan cooking, vegetarian

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A Mother Photographs Her Sons Relishing a Slow Summer in the Polish Countryside

by 08/30/14   filed under: art

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This Inspiring 99 Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress a Day to Send to Young Girls in Africa

by 08/30/14   filed under: humanitarian design, kids clothing, news

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99 year-old Lillian Weber sews a dress every single day. While that fact in and of itself is remarkable — what makes Weber’s labor of love even more inspiring is that each dress is destined for a young girl in need through the charity Little Dresses For Africa. Weber aspires to sew her 1,000th dress by her 100th birthday early next May! Read on for this heartwarming tale of how one person can make a huge difference in the lives of others — at any age.

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The Snack Stack Enables Green, Waste-Free Snacking On-the-Go

by 08/30/14   filed under: food, snack

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Available in a virtual rainbow of colors, the versatile Snack Stack by Re-Play is the perfect snack container for school lunches, play dates, picnics on the beach and more. Made in the USA from recycled milk jugs, these stacking containers are lightweight, durable and BPA-free. Plus, these little snack containers tote just about any snack you need – from cut fruit to crackers to trail mix and much more. You can carry one single container or stack up as many as you need. All the containers nest and attach to each other for ease of carrying, and the chunky shape is perfect for little hands. Tops unscrew easily – even for younger kids, and all container components are dishwasher safe. So go green and save money on useless single-use containers and disposable plastic baggies by opting for the new Snack Stack.

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Too Much Screen Time May Prevent Kids from Being Able to Read Facial Emotions

Too Much Screen Time May Prevent Kids from Being Able to Read Facial Emotions

It’s no secret that kids spend far too much time sitting in front of screens and plenty of research says this growing screen addiction is far from healthy. Now though, new…

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Aloetree Kids Clothing Company Aims to Raise Funds to Prevent Child Trafficking

Aloetree Kids Clothing Company Aims to Raise Funds to Prevent Child Trafficking

TweetEmailMaterials Aloetree Kids makes every single piece of their clothing with Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) certified 100% organic cotton and organic felt.…

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HOW TO: Make a Tropical Coconut Breakfast Using Leftover Yamani Rice

HOW TO: Make a Tropical Coconut Breakfast Using Leftover Yamani Rice

TweetEmail1. Gather the ingredients 1 cup of yamani rice 4 tbs of coconut milk 1 tbs of peanut butter 3 drops of vanilla essence extract or bean a few pumpkin seeds a few…

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5 Great Reasons to Send a Homemade Packed Lunch to School with Your Child

5 Great Reasons to Send a Homemade Packed Lunch to School with Your Child

To Make Sure Your Child Has Healthy Meals First consider the fact that public schools consider french fries and pizza a decent serving of veggies. Next consider that kids were served…

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PackIt Lunch Bags Keep Packed Lunches Cold & Fresh for 10 Hours

PackIt Lunch Bags Keep Packed Lunches Cold & Fresh for 10 Hours

The original PackIt lunch bag is a great option for packing waste-free lunches for your child to take to school. The biggest perk of PackIt is you won’t need to freeze tons of…

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6 Essential Oils That are Safe for Babies + How to Use Them

6 Essential Oils That are Safe for Babies + How to Use Them

TweetEmail 1. Chamomile Both Roman and German varieties are considered safe to use from birth. Chamomile is a strong calming agent, and can be added to a carrier for a massage…

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5 Excellent Reasons to Make Your Kids Walk to School

5 Excellent Reasons to Make Your Kids Walk to School

TweetEmailLittle girl looking through window – Shutterstock Image To Grow Healthy Kids Childhood obesity rates are out of control and have more than tripled in the past…

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HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Mini Vegan and Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Cream Pies

HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Mini Vegan and Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Cream Pies

TweetEmail 1. Gather the ingredients. For the crust: 1 cup gluten-free flour, plus up to 1/4 cup extra as needed 1 tsp xanthan gum 1 Tbsp coconut sugar 1/4 cup coconut…

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JeongMee Yoon Explores the Relationship Between Color Choices and Gender Roles in Her "Pink & Blue Project"

JeongMee Yoon Explores the Relationship Between Color Choices and Gender Roles in Her "Pink & Blue Project"

TweetEmailHow the Project Started The Pink and Blue Project was inspired by Yoon’s then five year-old daughter, who was utterly obsessed with the color pink. Yoon notes…

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Bloom's Luxo Crib and Dresser Add European Flair to the Nursery

Bloom's Luxo Crib and Dresser Add European Flair to the Nursery

TweetEmailThe Luxo sleep baby bed by Bloom is a beautifully designed cot bed that provides a sleep space for newborns up to five years of age, thanks to a conversion accessory.…

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